As Ukraine Conflict Heats Back Up Scholars Point To NATO Expansion As Cause Of Tensions

By: Thursday November 13, 2014 8:18 am

Now that NATO has claimed to have seen Russian military equipment entering Ukraine in the past few days and prospects for peace appear elusive some scholars are beginning to analyze how we got here. The charge of a “Russian invasion” was made previously by the government in Kiev, though government officials would not disclose how [...]

Gorbachev Warns Of US ‘Triumphalism’ And ‘New Cold War’ At 25th Anniversary Of Fall Of Soviet Union

By: Monday November 10, 2014 9:58 am

The former leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, used the occasion of commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall to warn that the world was on the brink of a new Cold War. Gorbachev blamed the US and the West for “triumphalism” after the Cold War ended and the eastern [...]

Ukraine Ceasefire Collapses With Artillery Assault On School

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 9:01 am

The most harrowing morning I've had in Donetsk so far: http://t.co/rGtybhPQq2 AP photos by Mstyslav Chernov — Nataliya Vasilyeva (@NatVasilyevaAP) November 6, 2014 Fighting resumed today in East Ukraine. Artillery fire in the Donetsk region has already killed two teenagers who died when a shell hit their school. The teens were playing soccer on their [...]

Russia Recognizes Separatist Elections In East Ukraine

By: Monday November 3, 2014 7:53 am

#Quote of the day on #Ukraine separatist elections: pic.twitter.com/3Whh1xe2tU — CFR (@CFR_org) November 3, 2014 Russia has recognized controversial elections that occurred in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and called on the government in Kiev to stop military action in order to negotiate with those who won the elections. Vote results from the [...]

Ukraine Defense Minister Says NATO Countries Now Shipping Arms To Kiev

By: Monday September 15, 2014 8:07 am

Ukraine PM: Only NATO can defend Ukraine from aggression. Doesn't look good, then.. pic.twitter.com/jzg1loL9GY — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 13, 2014 The Ukraine Defense Minister has now confirmed what many have long suspected, NATO member countries are supplying the government in Kiev with weapons to kill the separatists in East Ukraine.  This poses some interesting [...]

Ukraine President Says No Military Solution To Crisis, May Need To Decentralize Power

By: Friday September 12, 2014 8:49 am

Ukraine's president says no military solution to his country's crisis, eyes reform: http://t.co/O5fdvSLDxl pic.twitter.com/YMhjvHqqac — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 12, 2014 Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko has conceded that there is no military solution to the crisis in Ukraine. Though initially the war in East Ukraine against separatists was called a counter-terrorism campaign, after a [...]

Ukraine And Separatists Sign Ceasefire

By: Friday September 5, 2014 7:40 am

Ukraine's President Poroshenko confirms envoys in Minsk have signed agreement on ceasefire, comes into effect on Friday — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) September 5, 2014 The government in Kiev and separatists in East Ukraine have signed a ceasefire to go into effect today 3 pm EST GMT. The ceasefire, if it holds, could help end [...]

NATO To Stage Exercises In West Ukraine, Russia To Stage Exercises In Southern Russia

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 5:20 am

Nato summit: £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal to be signed http://t.co/pV06deNouu #NATOSummitUK pic.twitter.com/CLZNkIqVZI — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 3, 2014 What could go wrong? In a sign of increasing tensions both NATO and Russia will be staging high profile military exercises aimed at influencing the crisis in Ukraine. The escalation of military posturing comes after [...]

NATO Prepares Spearhead Force As Putin Claims Could Take Kiev ‘In Two Weeks’

By: Tuesday September 2, 2014 4:57 am

"The World is Isolating Russia" (ht @ajarvis8) pic.twitter.com/fiilEUBxZ9 — ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) September 1, 2014 NATO, in response to an unnamed threat that is most certainly Russia, has begun developing a 4,000 strong spearhead reaction force that can enter the field of battle within 48 hours. The force is expect to be ready to be [...]

Ukraine Seeks NATO Membership As Putin Addresses Separatists As ‘New Russia’

By: Friday August 29, 2014 7:51 am

In a desperate and potentially catastrophic move, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has asked the parliament in Kiev to assist in gaining Ukraine membership in NATO.  If Ukraine successfully petitions to become a member of NATO then Ukraine could be ground zero for a nuclear war between Russian and NATO forces. Under the rules of [...]

NATO Moving Forces East To Russia’s Borders In Response To Ukraine Crisis

By: Wednesday August 27, 2014 7:59 am

In response to the crisis in Ukraine – partly caused by US/EU actions – NATO will be moving forces east to countries bordering Russia in a move sure to upset Moscow. NATO officials also said they would be helping boost the capability of the Ukrainian military to fight separatists in East Ukraine making the proxy [...]

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